Designers are pushing their footwear in increasingly extreme directions, launching sassier shoes for men. At the end of June, Balenciaga held its first-ever men’s catwalk show in Paris for spring/summer 2017, with models boasting a stacked heel of several inches. Designer twins Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 also put their male models for spring/summer in six inches of glam rock boots. As this is hardly suitable for everyday use, there are now plenty of chunky soled boots on the global fashion market. As someone once said, we need a splash of bad taste; no taste is what we’re against.